Kiarri N. Kershaw

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Research Interests

I am a social epidemiologist, and my work focuses on understanding the contributions of the social environment to cardiovascular health and health disparities. I have done a lot of research to date using secondary data to examine cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of racial/ethnic residential segregation with obesity and cardiovascular disease. More recently I have begun to explore the health impacts of two strategies for addressing the negative impact of segregation on health: 1) providing individuals with opportunities to move to neighborhoods with more health-promoting resources and 2) improving access to resources in segregated neighborhoods. My research investigating the first strategy currently involves the examination of changes in segregation exposure and health within individuals over time using existing data sources. My research exploring the second strategy seeks to use primary data collection and simulation modeling to understand whether and how modifying the food environment influences eating behaviors and obesity.

Training Experience

2012Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Michigan

… → 2010

MPH, University of Michigan

… → 2006

MS, University of Michigan

… → 2004

Research interests

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Disparities

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  • Research Output

    Disparities Research, Disparities Researchers, and Health Equity

    Carnethon, M. R., Kershaw, K. N. & Kandula, N. R., Jan 21 2020, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 323, 3, p. 211-212 2 p.

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    Open Access
    1 Scopus citations

    Assessment of the influence of food attributes on meal choice selection by socioeconomic status and race/ethnicity among women living in Chicago, USA: A discrete choice experiment

    Kershaw, K. N., Klikuszowian, E., Schrader, L., Siddique, J., Van Horn, L., Womack, V. Y. & Zenk, S. N., Aug 1 2019, In : Appetite. 139, p. 19-25 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Associations of Income Volatility with Incident Cardiovascular Disease and All-Cause Mortality in a US Cohort: 1990 to 2015

    Elfassy, T., Swift, S. L., Glymour, M. M., Calonico, S., Jacobs, D. R., Mayeda, E. R., Kershaw, K. N., Kiefe, C. & Hazzouri, A. Z. A., Feb 12 2019, In : Circulation. 139, 7, p. 850-859 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 13 Scopus citations

    Associations of unhealthy food environment with the development of coronary artery calcification: The CARDIA Study

    Kelman, J., Pool, L. R., Gordon-Larsen, P., Carr, J. J., Terry, J. G., Rana, J. S. & Kershaw, K. N., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 8, 4, e010586.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Lifetime Risks for Hypertension by Contemporary Guidelines in African American and White Men and Women

    Chen, V., Ning, H., Allen, N., Kershaw, K., Khan, S., Lloyd-Jones, D. M. & Wilkins, J. T., May 2019, In : JAMA cardiology. 4, 5, p. 455-459 5 p.

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  • 2 Scopus citations